Will Turner

Senior Researcher

Biography:  Dr. Will Turner joined the ERC in 2014 as a Senior Energy Systems Researcher. Previously, Will had spells at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, and Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. Time was spent at these institutions developing dynamic simulation models for smart cities, energy networks, renewable power generation, and carbon reduction technologies for the built environment.

His research interests include smart and sustainable cities, demand response, the energy impacts of human behaviour, renewable energy integration, data analytics, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Will holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Reading; an MSc in Radiometrics (nuclear physics detection) and a BSc in Astrophysics, both from the University of Liverpool.

Project:  RealValue - Horizon 2020 / Demand-side Energy Modelling

Will is developing dynamic building simulation models that will be used to predict demand-side heat and energy loads. The demand-side models will be integrated with energy grid models to explore the role that Smart Electric Thermal Storage (SETS) may play in finding solutions to issues currently faced by the power system. Of particular interest is investigating how new technologies and the thermal flexibility of the housing stock can allow the decoupling of thermal and electric energy demand.


Evaluation of passive ventilation provision in domestic housing

O. Kinnane; D. Sinnott; W.J.N. Turner,
Journal Paper Building and Environment published on 27/06/2016

An ontology to represent energy-related occupant behavior in buildings. Part II - Implementation of the DNAS framework using an XML schema

T. Hong; S. D'Oca; S.C. Taylor-Lange; W.J.N. Turner; Y. Chen; S.P. Corgnati,
Journal Paper Building and Environment published on 13/08/2015

Peak load reductions: Electric load shifting with mechanical pre-cooling of residential buildings with low thermal mass

W.J.N. Turner; I.S. Walker; J. Roux,
Journal Paper Energy published on 26/02/2015

Experimental investigation into the thermal performance of a residential hybrid ventilation system

W.J.N. Turner; H. Awbi,
Journal Paper Applied Thermal Engineering published on 25/02/2015

An ontology to represent energy-related occupant behavior in buildings. Part I: Introduction to the DNAs framework

T. Hong; S. D'Oca; W.J.N. Turner; S.C. Taylor-Lange,
Journal Paper Building and Environment published on 25/02/2015

A simplified model for estimating population-scale energy impacts of building envelope air tightening and mechanical ventilation retrofits

J.M. Logue; W.J.N. Turner; I.S. Walker; B.C. Singer,
Journal Paper Journal of Building Performance Simulation published on 19/01/2015

Demand-side Characterization of the Smart City for Energy Modelling

W.J.N. Turner; O. Kinnane; B. Basu,
Journal Paper Energy Procedia published on 26/12/2014

Residential hybrid ventilation: Airflow and heat transfer optimisation of a convector using computational fluid dynamics

W.J.N. Turner; H. Awbi,
Journal Paper Building Simulation published on 06/08/2014

Using a ventilation controller to optimise residential passive ventilation for energy and indoor air quality

W.J.N. Turner; I.S.Walker,
Journal Paper Building and Environment published on 27/08/2013

Infiltration as ventilation: Weather-induced dilution

W.J.N. Turner; M.H. Sherman; I.S. Walker,
Journal Paper HVAC&R Research published on 14/11/2012

A combined energy and IAQ assessment of the potential value of commissioning residential mechanical ventilation systems

W.J.N. Turner; J.M. Logue; C.P. Wray,
Journal Paper Building and Environment published on 06/11/2012

Energy implications of in-line filtration in California homes

I.S. Walker; D. Dickerhoff; D. Faulkner; W.J.N. Turner,
Journal Paper ASHRAE Transactions published on